Endorsement, Ad and Other Election News for June 2

SD14 special: The campaign of Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (D-Austin) released a new ad featuring his children describing some of the policies he “fought” for in the House. https://twitter.com/EddieforTexas/status/1267818286617485312 HD26 open: Leonard Chan, who finished...

Pandemic Voting Guidelines Issued and Other News for May 26

The Secretary of State released guidance for in-person voting (PDF) for the July 14 runoff election. The “minimum recommended health protocols for all voters” directs voters, “to the extent feasible” to maintain social distancing, bring their own hand sanitizer,...

By the Numbers: First-place Candidates in Runoffs

82% Winning percentage of runoff candidates who finished 10% or more ahead of their challenger in the primary election since 2002. There have been 175 “open” primary runoff elections for state, legislative and federal offices since 2002, and the candidate who finished...

Endorsement, Confirmation and Other News for May 18

SEN: Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) accused U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R) of using a “racist dogwhistle” when the incumbent’s campaign referred to West as “Restful Royce.” A spokesperson for Cornyn’s campaign said there was no racist intent as the term was meant to mock...

Endorsement and Other News for May 6

HD25 open: The Texas Home School Coalition PAC endorsed Cody Vasut in the Republican runoff over Ro’Vin Garrett. The group did not endorse in this race for the primary. HD26 open: The Texas Home School Coalition PAC endorsed Jacey Jetton in the Republican runoff over...

Summary of Key April Quarterly Campaign Finance Reports

Today (Wednesday) was the deadline for federal officeholders and candidates to file their April quarterly reports. For most candidates, these reports disclose contributions received between February 13 and March 31. We have updated our Crib Sheet for key races, except...

Revisiting Our Main Primary Election Storylines

Heading into last week’s primary elections, we outlined four principal storylines we’d be watching as the results came in. Final official results, and the results of any recounts and contests, are still to come, but we have answers to all the questions we...